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dc.contributorWorking Group for the Survey on Influenza Vaccination in Primary Health Care Professionals
dc.contributor.authorGodoy i García, Pere
dc.contributor.authorCastilla, Jesús
dc.contributor.authorMayoral, José María
dc.contributor.authorMartín, Vicente
dc.contributor.authorAstray, Jenaro
dc.contributor.authorTorner Gràcia, Núria
dc.contributor.authorToledo, Diana
dc.contributor.authorSoldevila, Núria
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Candelas, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Gutiérrez, Susana
dc.contributor.authorDiaz-Borrego, José
dc.contributor.authorTamames, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorDomínguez García, Àngela
dc.description.abstractBackground: To assess the contribution of physician-related factors, especially their influenza vaccine status, in the vaccination coverage of their patients. Methods: A study of vaccination coverage was carried out in Spain in 2011–12. The dependent variable (vaccination coverage in patients aged ≥65 years) was obtained from regional records. Information was gathered on the vaccination of physicians through an anonymous web survey. We compared the vaccination coverage of patients with the vaccination of their physicians using the Student t test. Associations were determined using a multilevel regression model. Results: The coverage in patients aged ≥ 65 years was 56.3% and was higher (57.3%) in patients whose physician had been vaccinated than in those whose physician had not (55.2%) (p = 0.008). In the multilevel regression model, vaccination of the physician was associated (p = 0.049) with vaccination of their patients after controlling for the effects of age (p = 0.046), region (p = 0.089), and opinions on the effectiveness of the vaccine (p = 0.013). Conclusions: Vaccination of physicians together with their opinions on the effectiveness of the vaccine may be a predictor of vaccination coverage in their patients. Further studies are required to confirm this. Keywords: Vaccine, Influenza, Physician, Coverage, Elderlyca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Institute of Health Carlos III, Programme of Research on Influenza A/H1N1 (Grant GR09/0030), and the Catalan Agency for the Management of Grants for University Research (AGAUR Grant number 2014/ SGR 421403)ca_ES
dc.publisherBioMed Centralca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Family Practice, 2015, vol.16, núm. 44, p. 1-7ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Godoy, Pere et al., 2015ca_ES
dc.titleInfluenza vaccination of primary healthcare physicians may be associated with vaccination in their patients: a vaccination coverage studyca_ES

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